Spike Island

Spike Island Open 2012Preview and launch party


Friday 4 May 2012, 6–9pm


Free, no booking required

Event type

Other events

Celebrate the beginning of the annual Spike Island Open with us with this first look into the studios and other working spaces in the building from 6 to 9pm. After 9pm, the party carries on in the café with food, drink and music till late.

This event is part of the Harbourside Arts Night, kicking off the May Bank Holiday weekend with an evening of new art at five nearby organisations. Other previews include Jimmy Robert, consensus rouge noir (Bristol) at Picture This; Magnus Quaife, 1968 and Other Myths at Works|Projects; open studios and an exhibition at Bristol Diving School; and Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction at Arnolfini.

Travel between Arnolfini and Spike Island with the Bristol Ferry Boat Company who run a shuttle service until 9pm. The journey takes about 10 minutes each way and the boats stop outside of Arnolfini and near the SS Great Britain. Spike Island, Picture This and Works|Projects are a short walk from there. Tickets are £2 single or £3 return.

Harbourside Arts Night schedule:


Arnolfini, Superpower:
Africa In Science Fiction


Spike Island Open preview


Picture This, Jimmy Robert,
consensus rouge noir (Bristol) preview


Works|Projects, Magnus Quaife,
1968 and Other Myths preview


Bristol Diving School
Open studios and Artificial I preview

9pm till late

Party in Spike Café

featuring LES FOUQUETS, an expanded performance version of Mark Aerial Waller's Superpower - Dakar Chapter

    Supported by
    • Bristol Ferry Boat Company
    • HallgartenDruit
    • Novum Wines